What do I think:  Might just be the best Amarone I have ever had.  Mushroom and pancetta, OK, but this has “where’s the beef” written all over it! Note the 120-day process – thus the cost.  Christmas, although different, is coming – splurge a bit if you can.

What the Experts say: Made with an eye to history, this Amarone is grown using the classic Veronese pergola system and the fruit is dried on traditional wooden racks for 120 days. Perfumed, almost ethereal aromas of flowers and spice introduce an elegantly structured, substantial wine that’ll stand up to the flavoursome richness of a mushroom-and-pancetta risotto.